Chris Kieff – Social Media Helped Me Get My Job (#12) *

September 11, 2008 by  

Chris Kieff’s SocialMedialogy Conversations™ Quotable Quotes


"I went on to Twitter and I said, ‘I just lost a job opportunity but I think they want me to be a consultant now…’ One of my followers saw my Tweet and said, ‘Chris we’re looking for a social person, would you be interested?’"

"After I lost my job, I jumped on and did all the standard resumes, jumped on all the job sites, and started responding to all the jobs postings that I could find."

"Twitter is just a way for people to communicate with each other and get to know each other a little bit over time, which is the way you that you get to know your casual acquaintances."

"There is certainly an overlap between the people that follow me on Twitter or the people that are connected to me on LinkedIn and Facebook."

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"Twitter is more of a real-time thing, and LinkedIn is more of a query-and-response sort of a thing that could take a couple of days to build up."

"The more buzz you can create around yourself and the more interest you can create about you, the better your chances are no matter what."

"On Facebook and LinkedIn I became involved in the answers… to start to explain my knowledge, because once you do that, it becomes public."

"On LinkedIn, employers prefer those with recommendations and I do think it carries some weight with people."

"A lot of times, I’m not twittering about ‘I’m looking for a job I need a job’ … I’m just twittering about what’s going on in my life."

"Honesty is the most important part about all of this. The assumption is you’re not saying that you have expertise that you don’t have."

"If you can’t get an unwanted posting off of Google then the next best thing to do is to flood Google with enough interesting things so that it falls down to the bottom of the list."

Chris Kieff – SocialMedialogy Conversations™ Show Notes:

Social media sites are popping up on the internet left and right. From Facebook to LinkedIn to Twitter and Tribe, there is a community for anyone to network and tap into social marketing. With a wavering economy and a whole new job searching world to plunder through, social marketing can help navigate job seekers to a more rewarding career.

Join host John Lawlor as he converses with Chris Kieff, an Internet Marketing expert, and all-around regular guy, as they take listeners through Kieff’s experience with social marketing, and how the vast web of social media helped boost his career—and helped him land a new job.

Learn tips and tricks on how to make social media work for you. Discover the ins and outs of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and personal blogs, and how they can help propel your career and fuel your job aspirations. Also, get the buzz on the up and coming social media sites that will continue to help grow your social media network.

Combine social marketing with some straightforward job search and resume tips, learning how to streamline searches and tailor resumes to each job that catches your eye. Find out how this powerful combination can take you from unemployment to the job that was meant to be!

Discover how to deal with the conflict of having personal content on the web, and how to use search engines to show off the most relevant information you have to offer, putting your best social marketing face forward.

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One Response to “Chris Kieff – Social Media Helped Me Get My Job (#12) *”

  1. Social Networking Success (!) | TheCanned on May 28th, 2009 8:41 am

    [...] isn’t alone, by any means. Chris Kieff, after losing a great job prospect to a hiring freeze, tweeted about it to his 1000+ followers. [...]

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